I read the news on paper for the same reason I read books on paper: It's more convenient reading on paper than reading on the screen.
The Greek government passed a similarly broadly-worded law in 2002 , also in its attempt to ban the games of chance (slot machines) that had infested cafes, pool halls and internet cafes. The wording of the law banned all video games, whether of chance or of skill, and whether they were played at home or at a business.
The article I'm linking is exaggerating; nobody was arrested or charged for playing video games at home (although the law allowed the authorities to do so). What the law really did was to eradicate all arcades, even those that had no slot machines. Want to play Pac-Man, Metal Slug and/or Street Fighter? Sorry, no go. Arcades started re-appearing more than five years later, even though the law is still in effect as far as I know.
Technology + lawmakers = stupidity. And we're not talking about cutting edge technology here, we're talking arcade video games that have been around since the 70s.
So in order to opt out of this you'll have to sign a document that says "Hello, my name is John Jones and I would like to have my access to porn re-instated, please. Thanks." I can certainly see people having difficulty doing this and/or explaining it to their significant other.
Pardon my ignorance, by why is it repulsive to see attractive people at product promotion booths?
Because attractiveness means a whole lot more to a woman than it does to a man. Women really can't stand other women being more attractive to them. Really.
Because we all know that Senators know everything about technology.
Are you series? What exactly tube you mean?
Just use another Scrabble-like implementation. It's not exactly the most complex game in the world to implement. Yahoo has had Literati for about a decade, and it works fine.
So what do you think a researcher does after his model fails to perform in the testing set? He builds a new model. From that point on, it's just like using the same set for training and testing.
"there's an 80 percent chance that climate change was responsible"
What the hell does that even mean? It's just a way to get the attention of laymen, anyone who understands a shred of statistics will laugh at this meaningless suggestion.
Free market is a fair judge, treats all the same and the winners and losers are decided only by their merits, not by who they know.
Distributing wealth according to "merit", which you probably define as intelligence, talent, education, luck and hard-working-ness, is only marginally preferrable to distributing according to nepotism and personal connections; there's little someone can do to influence either set of criteria.
An equal distribution of wealth is far fairer; at the very least, no one should be abandoned in poverty while his fellow citizens spend extravagantly, even if this requires a state-defined limit to the wealth any one individual can amass.
Bill Clinton publicly apologised after roughly 30 years.
Probably the worst slashdot article I've ever read.
Does it have smooth scrolling and adblock yet? If not then I can't move. Especially after the huge speedup in FF 3.5.
It was certainly great fun, but I wouldn't say it needed "deep" skill. Maybe they can fix that.
Donate to pay the money? I assure you that the convicted have more than enough to cover the fine. TPB was making huge amounts of money from the ads. They weren't close to Google just because they searched through files, they had the same business model as well.
Live by the sword, die by the sword.